Batman was a monk subclass; the bat-monk.
Jake’s latest contribution goes to a different part of the comic book industry and a different class. The Magic Moon Sorcerer is, as the name suggests, a Sorcerer subclass.
And it’s a way to be a magical girl in D&D.
Fighting Evil by Moonlight, Winning Love by Daylight, Never Running from a Real Fight
Magic girls in anime and manga are school or college-age girls who can transform into a superhero-like figure, often accompanied by a magic animal, to battle evil and defend friends.
In this D&D supplement, Magic Moon Sorcerers are Celestial Protectors who are related to a great warrior from Mount Celestia. Starting at level 1, the sorcerers get a Find Familiar spell for free to summon their guardian animal.
The sorcerers also get the 1st-level Abjuration spell “Magic Armor” (which requires their lunar brooch) that allows them to transform into their magical girl enhanced form (complete with radiant tiara).
The Magic Moon Sorcerer supplement is just a bit of fun. It costs only $1. However, it is an actual attempt to build a balanced and somewhat fantasy appropriate magic girl for D&D. It’s become a Silver best seller on the DM’s Guild which puts it in the top 1.5% of all products!
The front cover, illustrated by Legend of Phoenix, surely helps. It manages to suggest Sailor Moon, the most famous of all the magical girl manga.
All this may seem silly, but there’s a long history of magical girl RPGs. Last year, Domina Magica hit Kickstarter as a magical girl RPG. More recently, Evil Hat opened up a playtest for the magical girl game Girl by Moonlight which will use the Forged in the Dark RPG system.
You can grab Magic Moon Sorcerer from the DM’s Guild.
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